I'm in the process of transferring my existing standard mortgage to a BTL Godiva Mortgages Ltd mortgage. I have been informed by my broker that I need a conveyancer as part of the process. I spoke to the same Soham conveyancing practitioner who dealt with the legals when I originally acquired the property. The quote they've given of £450 plus VAT is an eye-watering amount to do this as I am not require purchase conveyancing - it’s just a straightforward remortgage.
The quote is slightly on the high side. If you you were to look around you could shave off some of the cost by as much as £125. On the other hand, providing that you were satisfied with the service the firm offered you maycome to rue choosing an a cheaper solicitor. Don't forget to ensure that the solicitor can represent Godiva Mortgages Ltd. You can employ our search tool to select a Soham conveyancing firm on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Soham.
It is 10 years ago since I acquired my house in Soham. Conveyancing solicitors have just been instructed on the sale but I am unable to locate my title documents. Will this jeopardise the sale?
You need not be too concerned. Firstly the deeds may be kept by your lender or they could be in the possession of the conveyancers who oversaw your purchase. Secondly in most cases the property will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining current official copies of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Soham relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your property is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.
I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Soham. My lender is Chelsea Building Society
Chelsea Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 30/11/2023, the requirements read as follows :
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Soham. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Soham
Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandmother I am selling a property in Monmouth but reside in Soham. My lawyer (based 235 miles awayneeds me to sign a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Soham to witness this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Soham based